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how do I restore search bar/address bar at the top of my firefox home age?

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the search bar/address bar at the top of my home page disappeared when Firefox automatically installed updates. How do I restore these features?

the search bar/address bar at the top of my home page disappeared when Firefox automatically installed updates. How do I restore these features?

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Installed Plug-ins

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Application

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Javascript

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Misc

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Amit Kumar Thakur
  • Locale Leader
70 solutions 859 answers

Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Thank you.

Hello, The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: ''This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.'' To Reset Firefox do the following: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! Thank you.
ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

Helpful Reply

Hello plunkett, right-click on an empty section of the tab strip and check Navigation Toolbar[ v ], then the toolbar (with search bar and address/location/awesome bar) is visible again.

see for more info : Showing the Navigation Toolbar


thank you

Hello plunkett, right-click on an empty section of the tab strip and check Navigation Toolbar[ v ], then the toolbar (with search bar and address/location/awesome bar) is visible again. see for more info : [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/navigation-buttons-missing#w_showing-the-navigation-toolbar Showing the Navigation Toolbar] thank you

Modified by ideato

cor-el
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Note that the Navigation Toolbar is hidden if you open some built-in pages like about:addons and tabs are on top.

Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible.

  • Firefox menu button > Options
  • View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar)
  • right-click empty toolbar area
  • if missing items are in the toolbar palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar
  • if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar set up
Note that the Navigation Toolbar is hidden if you open some built-in pages like about:addons and tabs are on top. Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible. *Firefox menu button > Options *View > Toolbars (press F10 to display the menu bar) *right-click empty toolbar area *if missing items are in the toolbar palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar *if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the toolbar palette then click the "Restore Default Set" button to restore the default toolbar set up *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/How+to+customize+the+toolbar *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Back+and+forward+or+other+toolbar+items+are+missing